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Thursday, 6 September 2018

OVO Energy Tour of Britain at Westwood Heath 2018

The 4th stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2018 ran along Westwood Heath Road, on its way to Leamington Spa.

Police officers from the Central Escort Group closing off the road...



One of the police officers stopped to tell us that the cyclists were two miles behind him...


This is the small breakaway group, who were the first riders to arrive...


Just below, the leaders of the breakaway group. On the left is British rider Matt Holmes, and on the right British rider Alex Paton.



The main bunch of riders, the peloton, were about 2 minutes behind the breakaway...



This is Chris Froome, reigning Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a EspaƱa champion, and winner of the Tour de France in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017



And this is Geraint Thomas, the current Tour de France champion...



This is Andre Greipel, from Germany, winner of 22 stage victories at Grand Tours, and 11 stage victories at the Tour de France, and who was the winner of today's race...




Finally, the long caravan of support vehicles...



The entire event was covered live on ITV4. This is the eye in the sky that was looking down on us...



Previous Cycle Races Passing Along Westwood Heath Road

Ovo Energy Women's Tour Passing Through Westwood Heath 2018
https://burtongreen.blogspot.com/2018/06/ovo-energy-womens-tour-passing-through.html

Ovo Energy Women's Tour Crash at Westwood Heath 2017
https://burtongreen.blogspot.com/2017/06/ovo-energy-womens-tour-crash-at.html

Aviva Women's Tour Coming Through Westwood Heath 2016
https://burtongreen.blogspot.com/2016/06/aviva-womens-tour-coming-through.html